Rena Lu – Researcher
Rena is a rising junior in high school. She’s involved in activities like Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon and hopes to eventually go to law school. There’s a lot of things she hopes to do through this project, but above all she hopes someone takes something away from Queen Bee and pursues their goals irregardless of the obstacles that might lay in their path.
Aylin Sofuoglu – Researcher
Aylin’s an incoming UC Davis freshmen at the college of agricultural and environmental sciences. She’s passionate about motivating women towards their goals. Additionally, she’s a major advocate for environmental justice. During her time at Queen Bee Project, she wants to bring awareness to the oppression that women face in society and hopes that individuals will reach for their goals, regardless of the challenges that may occur.
Justa Lopez – Researcher
Justa Daniela Lopez is from Phoenix, Arizona. She just recently graduated a year early with her Bachelors in Political Science and Global Studies. This fall she’ll be a first year graduate student at Arizona State University. In her free time she works on her political blog United Politics! Currently she’s working on a City Council campaign in her hometown as a Lead Field Organizer, which she’s super excited about.
Srisahiti Maddipatla – Researcher
Gabbie Gonzales – Writer
Gabbie is a 15-year-old high school student and political activist from New Mexico. Serving as the youngest vice president to ever lead her local young Democrats chapter, executive director of Generation Ratify’s NM coalition, ACLU National Advocacy Institute student, American Battlefield Trust Youth Leadership Team member, and volunteer to both in and out of state political campaigns including NM-3 congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez, Gabbie is incredibly passionate about increasing political engagement and education at the state & national levels. As a staff writer for the Queen Bee Project, she works to identify the intersections between academia, feminism, and of course, politics in writing for the organization.
Adrija Kundu – Writer
Sydnee Yu – Project Manager
Sydnee is a rising senior from Folsom, CA. Her experience studying abroad in Japan solidified her goals to pursue a career in foreign service and international relations post graduation. Having participated in academic competitions like mock trial, she hopes that the Queen Bee Project is able to leave students feeling inspired and empowered not only in academic settings but also their daily lives. She is especially excited to share the stories of the incredible female leaders around Sacramento.